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This endangered Belgian game fowl is striking in appearance and is also the cousin to the well-known Liege Fighter. The Bruges Fighter have a fierce appearance but are generally friendly toward people and can be an excellent choice for the dedicated hobbyist.
Bruges Fighter Juvenile Male149.00
The Bruges Fighter, or as the French say, le Combattant de Bruges, has a fascinating history. It is the oldest of the three native Belgian game fowl breeds having emerged in the early 1800s near the town of Bruges in northwest Belgium. Bruges, located along the coast near the English Channel, was a focal point of trade for centuries and convenient to nearby France, the Netherlands, and England. It was a melting pot for chicken genetics throughout this region of Europe, and some magical combination of genes more than two centuries ago was combined to create what many consider the ultimate game fowl, the Bruges Fighter. For hundreds of years le Combattant de Bruges has been regaled for its courage and strength in the cockpits of Europe where they fought with their natural spurs unlike their American cousins that use manmade steel spurs.

These birds can have a mix of metallic color in their feathers, often set off by deeply black fibromelanistic skin. (If you like the Ayam Cemani with its similar skin color, you’ll love the Bruges Fighter.) While Bruge Fighters are bred for combat with other chickens, we have found they quicky adapt and seem to enjoy handling by humans. Their confidence allows them to be easily tamed with no need to display aggression toward their keepers.

The Bruges Fighter is endangered in their native Belgium. A recent census put the total global population at about 200 birds. Here’s your chance to add an amazing breed to your flock while you simultaneously help save it from extinction. We imported the Bruges Fighter in 2021 and we will begin shipping a few day-old Bruges Fighter chicks in spring of 2022, with more in the late summer or fall.

Hatching Eggs - When hatching eggs from this breed, you will notice that you will see chicks of many different colors and that is okay. The breed should have a small comb and normally on the day of hatch the comb is flat and wide, you shouldn't see any ridges on day one. If you do, then this chick will most likely develop the incorrect comb shape.

The roosters available are all about 12 to 16 months old.
Egg Color tinted
Egg Size Large
Average number of eggs per year 150
Gamefowl yes
Country of Origin Belgium
Also called Brugse Vechter
Cold tolerant yes
Year of import(s) 2021